“Yeahhh!!!!!” That’s was the sound of Jake
bellowing on the first kick off of the game. With our heads high and
Jake being the highest, we kicked it to them. I remember Jake, our
craziest player, jumping up and down, yelling, going crazy like a caged
animal. He wasn’t even screaming; he was bellowing. Kids running ball
without movement, Tommy kicks the ball. The ball spinning and the other
team running, I watch as the ball soars in the air.
I tried to remember my job as one of the players, with a plethora of
people watching. My team and I came running down the field like cheetahs
chasing after their prey. Then boom! Caleb, one of our biggest players
at 220 lbs, quelled a kid. The moms and dads and aunts and uncles were
going crazy. I felt like I was in the NFL! It was a great way to start
off the game! I could hear the fans bellowing out Caleb’s name. We could
all tell it was going to be a fun game. Commonsense just showed that we
were faster and stronger than their team, but we didn’t prove that we
On the next play, a kid on the other team ran into the end zone for a
touchdown. All I heard was “Touchdown number 3.” We all walked back to
our coach like snails as he called a time out only to scream at us.
After he screamed at us, he got us mad, and he told us if we didn’t stop
the extra point, he was going to sit us. Thankfully, we stopped the
extra point. The score was 6-0 for them! It was our turn to have the
ball now and show them that we were still in this game, so our QB hiked
the ball and…interception! They snatched the ball right out of the air
like a falcon.
My dad told me to do something about it. The next play they had the ball
and whack! It’s like a car crash! Slowly but surely, I was starting to
get back my confidence. It at least gets the crowd going a little bit,
but at the same time it makes a cacophony with the other team because I
stepped on his arm and hurt him. Then after hard fought plays they ended
up coming up with the win. I was so mad.
Looking back on that day, I am really proud. I even made it to the all-
star game in Philly. After the game, I saw Jake, and he was all sad and
disappointed that we lost, and so was I. Tearing up a little bit too,
Jake walked off the field with his head down not saying one word.